Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs)
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The National Climate Change Strategy’s key objective is to improve the identification and assessment of climate change impacts, with a focus on development, infrastructure and economic security. The country has already been proactively undertaking response measures through the implementation of the National Strategy for Social and Economic Development until 2030.
The first document to address climate change concerns of the country, the National Climate Change Response Strategy was formulated through a participatory process involving a wide range of stakeholders. Climate change has already had profound effects on the people of Kenya, the La Niña droughts in 2000 left more than 4.7 million facing starvation. To respond to these challenges, the document outlines a number of actions including the establishment of a climate change legislation as well as a climate change secretariat to ensure effective implementation of these actions.
RMI a collection of 34 low lying coral atolls, is amongst the most vulnerable countries. At a relatively low stage of development, climate change impacts are likely to exacerbate existing socio-economic and cultural vulnerabilities of the country. In response, the government has drafted the National Climate Change Policy Framework that focuses on development of adaptation and energy security measures to build climate resilience of the nation.
With a third of the population below the poverty line and half the adult population illiterate, PNG faces tough socio-economic challenges. As these challenges are likely to be exacerbated by climate change, the interim action plan aims to develop a climate compatible development strategy that will foster environmentally-sustainable economic growth. Among the adaptation measures identified in this plan, the three priority plans to be launched immediately are – response to malaria, coastal flooding and inland flooding.
The National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) seeks to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate change by increasing climate resilience and adopting a low-carbon development pathway. The plan summarizes an analysis of mitigation and adaptation options, which point to drought and water scarcity as key impacts of climate change. The country’s approach of transitioning to a low-carbon pathway is by adopting a cross-sectoral and high-level response to reduce risks and maximize opportunities.
Ghana’s economy is primarily composed of climate sensitive sectors of agriculture, forestry and energy. Recent observations show an increase in rainfall variability and frequency of extreme weather events. Coupled with the fact that less than 1% of all cultivated land is under irrigation, the climate change impacts on the populace of Ghana is projected to be manifold. To effectively deal with the projected impacts, the government’s strategy is to build climate resilience and sustainably manage natural resources of the country.